HOW TO TELL IF IT’S TIME TO MOVE TO ASSISTED LIVING?

Dietary Concerns- Weight loss Spoiled or no food in the refrigerator Health Concerns Poor eyesight Poor hearing Poor balance Covering up bruises Forgetfulness Household Concerns Unopened mail Unpaid bills House looking more messy Unwashed dishes Laundry not done Hygiene Concerns Wearing the same clothes continuously Struggling with bathing and/or toileting Incontinence Safety Concerns Stumbling and … Read moreHOW TO TELL IF IT’S TIME TO MOVE TO ASSISTED LIVING?

VETERANS

If either of your parents is an active-duty veteran, they are eligible for monthly benefits. Any veteran or their spouse who served during a foreign war can apply for the Aid & Attendance Special Pension. A married veteran can receive more than $2,000 per month to pay for senior care, and a veteran’s surviving spouse … Read moreVETERANS

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

There are a wide variety of financial assistance programs and government benefits that can help seniors in need. But what’s available will depend on income level and location. To find out what types of assistance you may be eligible for, just go to BenefitsCheckUp.org, a free, confidential Web tool designed for adults 55 and older … Read moreFINANCIAL SUPPORT

Cost of Living

The cost of senior living varies from state to state, community to community, and on the level of care needed. In most situations, senior living communities cost more than living at home, but in most cases, total senior living costs are significantly less than in-home care costs. Not to mention the daily assistance being provided … Read moreCost of Living

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease Memory Loss: One of the most common early signs of dementia is forgetting recently learned information. While it is normal to forget common everyday things once in a while, those with dementia will forget things more often and not remember them later. Difficulty performing familiar tasks: People with dementia find it … Read more10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

HELPING OUR PARENTS PLAN AHEAD

As your parents age and their health issues increase, they may need part-time or full-time care to manage routine tasks. The type of care you choose together will depend on how involved you or other siblings are, how much your parents can do on their own, and what they are able to afford. The 3 … Read moreHELPING OUR PARENTS PLAN AHEAD